Pastor sprays insecticide on believers to "heal them"

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Lethebo Rabalago, pastor of the Mount Zion General Assembly (MZGA), in Limpopo, South Africa, sprays his congregants with Doom Super Multi Insect Killer to heal them of various ailments. From CNN:

A post from Saturday (on Rabalago's Facebook page) was captioned as if quoting a congregant, saying: "I came here with a pain on my back and stomach. Now, after the prophet sprayed me with Doom I am healed. My nose was blocked since last week, but after the prophet sprayed me with Doom I feel coming out of my nose. I thank God for healing me."

When reached by phone, Rabalago declined to answer CNN's questions about his use of bug spray and hung up. MZGA could not be reached for comment, but in an interview with South African TV channel eNCA Rabalago said that God had told him to use Doom, and that he had healed countless people using it.

Tiger Brands, makers of Doom, issued a statement that the practice is "extremely concerning" and "that it is unsafe to spray Doom Super Multi Insect killer or any other aerosol spray for that matter, into people's faces." Read the rest

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Christians attend a prayer meeting being held as they pray to stop the concert of Lady Gaga, at a church in Seoul April 22, 2012. The Christians blame Lady Gaga for promoting indecency and "homosexual love." Gaga performed live in Seoul today, despite the incantations. Below, her performance during the MTV Video Music Aid Japan event in Chiba, near Tokyo, last year.

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